Camp Crowder Air Assault Training Course

By Eric Crosswhite

Published 04/10 2014 05:30PM

Updated 04/10 2014 06:45PM

NEOSHO, MO.--- Missouri National Guard soldiers spend the day jumping out of helicopters in Neosho. Camp Crowder hosted an air assault training course for more than 130 armed service men and women from across Missouri. The soldiers have been training on the ground for the past two weeks. Today, the students put their training to the test by rappelling from two UH 60 helicopters. One soldier says it was his first time hopping out of an aircraft, but he knows it's a skill which will be put to good use.

"To get food and ammunition to our troops. We have to be able to take that stuff to them. Of course, rappelling, you have to be able to do your air assault tactics. So, you can conquer any mission," said SSG. Anthony Hardin, Missouri National Guard. 

Officials at Camp Crowder say they're hoping to make the training course an every year opportunity for soldiers. 

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